At 18:46 1-5-00 -0700, you wrote:
>All - thanks for the helpful input. This really is a great list.
> >Based on your input, I've come to the conclusion that the Puch is just out
>of it's element on my hill. I don't know the %incline, but it's VERY steep.
>I think the mechanicals are OK and the transmission/old engine design are
>just not quite up to the job. So be it.
That's why these mopeds had pedals, to help them up hill.
Puch sold a manual shifted two-speed for people in mountain lands in the 80's.
> >Guess I'll sell it and look for something a bit more robust.
The Puch is very robust indeed, make no mistake about that. I think when it
comes to longivety, it will be beter then the Yamaha. The engine layout is
just a bit old-fashioned, but of very fine Austrian craftsmanship...
If you have to battle with that hill every day, buy yourself a moped or
scooter with a variomatic clutch (Honda express or Honda PA50)
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